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 Post subject: Wireless Home Security
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:44 am 
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I am looking into switching out my old Linksys wireless router for a new Netgear WNDR37AV / or the 3800 model. I dont do much online gaming. I could buy either the price doesnt bother me. But what i would like to do is improve on the wireless security. I know you cant have 100%. I also thought about getting a hardware NAT. To try and block alot of the spybots, virsus, and malware. You add more layers.

So would getting that router, then connecting it to a hardware NAT, and adding WPA2 ( i believe is the tightest). Would that be sufficient? also i have AV already.

My second thing is i really only have 2 wired devices, and 3 wireless devices. I do use VPN for work. Is it even worth going the the route of a hardware NAT if i only 2 wired devices?


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 Post subject: Re: Wireless Home Security
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:50 pm 
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The WNDR37AV has hardware NAT and WPA2 builtin and I would bet the 3800 has both of them builtin as well (couldn't find it on newegg). For future reference, virtually all modern wireless routers have WPA2 and any all routers have NAT capabilities.


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 Post subject: Re: Wireless Home Security
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:58 pm 
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So it seems 37AV has the best choice, unless the 3800 has both because i know MAXPC gave the 3800 great reviews. Good to know that i dont need multiple devices.


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